Aga Khan Museum wins 2016 Urban Vitality Award from the Canadian Urban Institute

Aga Khan Musuem, winner of the Urban Vitality award for its spectacular architectural contribution to the City and outstanding relationship to Toronto’s multicultural identity.

Aga Khan Museum wins Urban Vitality Award from the Canadian Urban Institute
Aga Khan Museum wins Urban Vitality Award from the Canadian Urban Institute

 

 

Every year, Canadian Urban Institute (CSI) showcases and celebrates individuals, projects and organizations making a profound impact on the quality of life in Canada’s urban regions.

This year’s event took place on November 21, 2016 at The Great Hall. Recently reopened after an intensive revitalization, The Great Hall was a fitting backdrop to recognize this year’s Urban Champions and gather past Urban Leadership Award recipients, whose work helped establish the foundation of urban excellence in Canada.

 

2016 Urban Leadership Award Winners

Aga Khan Musuem, winner of the Urban Vitality award for its spectacular architectural contribution to the City and outstanding relationship to Toronto’s multicultural identity.

Urban Vitality Award A project or program that demonstrates excellence in creativity, relationship to context and community spirit. 

 

 

 

About the Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage, first opened its doors in September of 2014.

The Museum’s Permanent Collection of over 1,000 objects includes masterpieces that reflect a broad range of artistic styles and materials. These portraits, textiles, miniatures, manuscripts, ceramics, tiles, medical texts, books and musical instruments represent more than ten centuries of human history and a geographic area stretching from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

Designed by architect Fumihiko Maki, the Museum shares a 6.8-hectare (17-acre) site with Toronto’s Ismaili Centre, which was designed by architect Charles Correa. The surrounding landscaped park, designed by landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, serves as an enticing green escape within the city.

For details, visit agakhanmuseum.org


 

About the Urban Leadership Awards

The Urban Leadership Awards raise funds to support the CUI’s internship programs. Since 1990, we have offered hands-on learning experiences to hundreds of students and recent graduates from across Canada. In addition to supporting the next generation of city builders, you are recognizing individuals and programs dedicated to the development of healthy urban communities.

Who Attends?
150+ Senior decision-makers from civil society as well as the Municipal, Provincial and Private sectors, Media, Academic and Institutional leaders.

 

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All images courtesy of the CUI , from the 2016 Urban Leadership Awards celebration at The Great Hall. Click HERE for more photos

 


Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali


 

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